Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bad Legal Defences – GBH Is GBH Even If It’s HIV

There's a superficial interest in this story about the man who deliberately infected lovers with HIV. Which is to point out that GBH is...

Excellent News, Immigrants Can’t Be Deported For Crimes Of Violence Says...

Opinions will be more than a little mixed on this of course as the Supreme Court announces that immigrants cannot be deported merely for...

A Google Problem – How Spent Does A Spent Conviction Have...

It is quite clearly right and just that not all of our past behaviour follows us around as an anchor upon our ambitions. We...

Bombay High Court Fails Property Rights Test

This is an interesting little test of the judicial system - you know, those told that the Beatles were a popular beat combo -...

Should we repeal prohibition?

We are back in 1933, about to repeal the amendment to the US constitution, passed in 1919.  The 21st amendment would repeal the Volstead...

No, We Did The Right Thing By The Grenfell Tower Victims...

Obviously enough we didn't - or someone didn't, someone still to be determined - do entirely right by those who died. But those who...

Fish Spawn Laws – Using Chesterton’s Fence Correctly

The newspapers are full, on any given day, of people insisting that radical changes must be made to society, that the laws of the...

The BBC Won’t And Can’t Be Responsible For Presenter’s Tax Bills

We've a most dangerous suggestion from an MP here today, that the BBC should be responsible for those corporate tax bills its presenters haven't...

Janus v AFSCME – a Valid Case Whether You’re Pro-Union or...

Janus v AFSCME is a case which the Supreme Court is going to hear. The arguments should be, therefore, about what the law is...